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Homemade Natural Bug Spray

Insects are a not so fun part of the summer experience. However, synthetic and chemical pest repellents are not the healthiest option, especially for children and the elderly. These natural options below are a much healthier alternative!


2 cups raw apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
20 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops lemongrass essential oil
10 drops cilantro essential oil
10 drops melaleuca essential oil

Combine in a spray bottle and use on self or surfaces to keep flies and other buggies away.


For a ready made option, use doTERRA’s TerraShield Spray available at

This premade blend contains Ylang Ylang Flower, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea Fruit, Arborvitae Wood essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil and Tamanu Seed Oil in a portable, easy to use method.